Join us for the Library Road Trip beginning Saturday, March 25! Joliet is joining 16 other libraries this year on the journey. To join in, pick up a library passport at any participating library. Visit each library to collect a souvenir for visiting and a stamp on your passport. Collect as many stamps as you... Continue Reading →
COMING SOON! The Joliet Public Library is proud to be able to soon host traveling exhibits at our Ottawa Street Branch. Thanks to support from sponsorships and grants, we are able to offer viewing of educational exhibits at no charge to our community. In 2023, we will host our first ever exhibit, featuring Violins of... Continue Reading →
The Children’s Play Zone is BACK and BETTER than ever!
One of the Joliet Public Library’s core values is to serve our community and be a child’s first pathway to discovering the larger world. We start in early childhood, getting kids excited about coming to the library. We offer storytimes, animal programs, special visits with book characters---and even photo ops with Santa. We also offer... Continue Reading →
Thank you everyone who attended our Grand Reopening events! We had so much fun planning and showcasing our building to all ages! We hope you will come back and visit soon! Maker:0x4c,Date:2017-12-8,Ver:4,Lens:Kan03,Act:Lar01,E-Y,E-ver:20181102.5108589.002.000
Joliet Public Library to Host Grand Reopening Community Event Celebrating the Completion of Project Burnham
JOLIET — The Joliet Public Library will host a community event to celebrate the completion of Project Burnham, the renovation of the interior of the downtown Joliet Ottawa Street Branch. Library staff invites people of all ages to the Grand Reopening Community Event on Saturday, September 24 from 10 am to 3 pm, at 150... Continue Reading →
It’s Moving Day!
Today is moving day at the Ottawa Street Branch for our adult collection. Books, computers and staff have been moved out of the Burnham Room on the second level and set up in their new home in the first level. Computers are available, but printing/scan/fax may be down until our technology team has the chance... Continue Reading →
Check out our updated floor plans, highlighting furniture and collection placement. We can't wait to place all the new furniture and get the bulk our materials back out! We are still waiting on a lot of new furniture, and there is still work to be done in the play zone, DMS, and Adult Services areas.... Continue Reading →
Save the Date! Grand Reopening 2022
For the last several years, the Library Board and staff have been planning for the remodel project of the Ottawa Street Branch, and the time to unveil it is finally (almost!) here. Please save the date for September 24, 2022, when we will host our Grand Reopening Community Event at the Ottawa Street Branch to... Continue Reading →
Phase 3: Week 13
Our building renovation is really coming together as we continue through Week 13 of Phase 3 of construction. This week, we are awaiting the arrival of shelving and furniture. Once that furniture is here and assembled, our Adult Services materials will be moved to their first level home and reintegrated. The Burnham Room upstairs will... Continue Reading →
Joliet Public Library Receives Partial State Capital Appropriation Bill, Funding for Project Burnham
The Joliet Public Library is excited to announce that funding for Project Burnham from the Rebuild Illinois Community Development Initiative grant has been partially received and will be paid to the City of Joliet. The grant money will be received in full when the project is complete in the fall. The total amount of $6.3... Continue Reading →